Since the majority of members in this forum are dead against puppymills and bybs including myself as well, I think they can be eliminated. How?
First of all we know the objective of this type of establishment. Profits. We cannot prevent a person from operating a business, but when you open shop for business you must have a license. Therefore the local authorities must be involved and the ROC perhaps.
Secondly MKA has to cooperate. How? If the litter is from a puppymill registration fees are triple irrespective of the status of the owner.
When cost of production is increased, automatically pet shops will have to pay a higher price for supplies. And I know for a fact that puppymills or pet shops do not pay more than RM450 for a puppy of 6/7 weeks old with pedigree and no more than RM300 for puppies w/o pedigree.
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Re: [Knotidoc] Can puppymills/ByBs be eliminated?
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Oh, Preachin' To The Lord!
NO - there is no way to eliminate them.
Responsible breeders are ALREADY breeding as many pups as they want to or can breed. They only have a limited number of b*tches & most are not breeding as a primary income source (and many are losing money). With a sudden "shortage" of pups, where do you expect the pups to meet the demand will come from?
Commercial breeding (legal) will increase. More puppymills (illegal) will form - backyard breeders will see a new source of income and will become adept at hiding their breeding efforts. Breeding of that style will simply be driven underground, will develop a black market & in the end, increase drastically as prices soar.
The only way to decrease backyard breeding and puppymills is to remove the market through EDUCATION.
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